Why we like Hoopers so much...
Hoopers is very inclusive and is kind to both the dogs’ physical & emotional welfare. It is suitable for most dogs & handlers; irrespective of age, size, mobility & health.
Courses can be approached from walking pace, right through to ‘fast as lightning’ speed, as well as handling from a distance. Our 1-1 sessions make this sport accessible and enjoyable for those dogs who find class situations difficult, or are exempted breeds. There is also the ability to compete via video submissions, rather than the requirement to enter a busy competition with many other dogs present.
The emphasis is on the uninterrupted flowing lines of the course and so, the dog is able to build up considerable speed, without any risk to them physically. Because of the increased speed, there becomes a point where, in order to allow your dog the freedom to run fast and free, distance handling helps both dog & handler.
Also, part of the integral philosophy is the bond and teamwork between dog and handler, with the dog able to make more decisions for themselves and the handler respecting this, helping the dog with the journey around the course.
Hoopers is refreshingly different and once tried, can become even more addictive than agility!